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Purdue Baseball: Kevin Plawecki Gets the Nod

A former Boiler will start on opening day!

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Houston Astros Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball is often ignored in college athletics.

I for one, really enjoy Purdue Baseball. The short 10 minute drive to Alexander Field in the middle of the spring is always a great time. Especially during a mid-week match up, like what they had last night.

See, on mid-week match ups, admission, hot dogs, nachos and Domestic Beer is all $2, it makes for a great time.

It has been a while since Plawecki was at Purdue, but he is getting the opening day nod for the New York Mets at catcher.

Plawecki has rotated at catcher for the Mets - but has not been the opening day stater for them until this year.

Last season, he appeared in 37 games for the Mets. He had a .260 batting average, 3 home runs and 13 RBI’s. He will look to better his stats this upcoming season as it appears he is ready for a heavier workload behind the plate.

If you want to watch, you can watch Kevin behind the plate today at 1:10 - they play the Cardinals.

Best of luck, Kevin! Boiler Up!